Open Source Software

Microsoft’s Open-source Election Software Now Has A Bug Bounty Program

Microsoft has announced a bug bounty program for its open-source election software ElectionGuard, allowing researchers to uncover vulnerabilities and help bolster election security. Available as a software development kit (SDK), ElectionGuard aims...
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Sony Xperia Android 10 Could Roll Out Next Month With A Very Short List

Sony hasn’t exactly been in the smartphone news recently and when it does, it’s almost not in a good light. The company once held a very favorable position among Android fans for its design, cameras, and commitment to open source Android...
Related topics: Sony, Sony Xperia S, Android, Mobile Technology

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Open-source Arm Puts Robotics Within Reach

In November 2017, we showed you [Chris Annin]’s open-source 6-DOF robot arm. Since then he’s been improving the arm and making it more accessible for anyone who doesn’t get to play with industrial robots all day at work. The...
Related topics: Robots

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Ploopy Is An Open-source Trackball Kit (pre-order One Or Build Your Own)

These days there are plenty of ways to interact with computers including mice, touchpads, touchscreens, and pens (and keyboards, of course). But one option that’s largely fallen by the wayside is the trackball. While a handful of companies...

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Virtualbox Adds Support For Linux Kernel 5.3, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 Beta

Oracle released today VirtualBox 6.0.14, a new maintenance update in the latest VirtualBox 6.0 series of their open-source and cross-platform virtualization software. VirtualBox 6.0.14 is here to add support for new technologies, fix bug, and add...
Related topics: Linux, Red Hat, Oracle

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Headless Cms Company Strapi Raises $4 Million

French startup Strapi has raised a $4 million seed round led by Accel and Stride.vc. The company has been working on an open-source Node.js headless content management system. That’s a lot of technical words in a row, but it’s not that hard to...
Related topics: Startup

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What Better Than A Hexapod?

What’s more awesome than a normal hexapod robot? What about a MEGA hexapod? Max the Megapod, a six-legged 3D-printed walking robot, is an open source, Arduino-based, Bluetooth controlled, Scratch programmable creation made possible by [Steven...
Related topics: Robots, Bluetooth

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Microsoft On “linux Is A Cancer”: We’re An Open-source Company Now

While Microsoft is betting big on the open-source world going forward, the “Linux is a cancer” nightmare keeps coming back occasionally, especially from customers who aren’t necessarily sure that the Redmond-based software giant expanding in...
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To Go Green, The Energy Industry Goes Open Source

Challenges around renewables are prompting players in the “traditional” sector to collaborate on software they can modify to address their changing needs.

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Shapeshifter – An Open Source Drum Machine

With microcontrollers growing ever more powerful each new generation, things that were mere pipedreams before are now readily possible. The Shapeshifter drum machine is a perfect example. Shapeshifter’s design is open-source, with everything...

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Diy, Modular Mnt Reform Laptop Gets Spec Bump As It Inches Toward Reality

It’s been a few years since developer Lukas Hartmann and designer Ana Dantes unveiled their plans for a DIY, modular laptop designed to run free and open source software. Since then, the folks behind the MNT Reform project created a small...
Related topics: Laptops

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Collapse Os Is An Open-source Operating System For A Post-apocalyptic Future

Wonder what kind of computer operating system you would use in a post-apocalyptic world after the collapse of society? The aptly named Collapse OS is here to answer that very question.

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Kde Applications 19.08.2 Open-source Software Suite Released With Many Bug Fixes

The KDE Project announced today the general availability of the second point release of the latest KDE Applications 19.08 open-source software suite for Linux-based operating systems. Coming a month after the first point release, KDE Applications...
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Iterm2 Issues Emergency Update After Moss Finds A Fatal Flaw In Its Terminal Code

It's time to update or call 0118 999 88199 9119 7253 The author of popular macOS open source terminal emulator iTerm2 has rushed out a new version (v3.3.6) because prior iterations have a security flaw that could allow an attacker to execute...

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In The Face Of Employee Outrage, Microsoft’s Github Scrambles To Defends Its New Ice Contract

Employees fired back today in response to their CEO’s email rationalizing the controversial agency’s contract for an on-premises GitHub Enterprise Server license.  GitHub is best known for hosting many open-source coding...
Related topics: Microsoft, Github, Servers

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Suse’s Openstack Cloud Dissipates

Suse, the newly independent open-source company behind the eponymous Linux distribution and an increasingly large set of managed enterprise services, today announced a bit of a new strategy as it looks to stay on top of the changing trends in the...
Related topics: Linux

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Calibre Open-source Ebook Management App Gets Major Release After Two Years

Calibre creator Kovid Goyal announced today the release and general availability of the Calibre 4.0 series of his popular open-source ebook management app for Linux, Windows, and Mac. Believe it or not, it's been two years since the Calibre 3.0...
Related topics: Ebook, Linux

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Postgresql Puts The Pedal To The Metal With Some Smart Indexing Tweaks In Version 12

Open-source veteran not above the odd speed increase Open-source database darling PostgreSQL emitted a new version of its eponymous database last night with more nods to standard SQL and a performance boost.…
Related topics: Postgresql, Databases

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An Open Source License That Requires Users To Do No Harm

Open source software can generally be freely copied and reused. One developer wants to impose ethical constraints on the practice.

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Watch: Ubuntu Touch Running On The Pinephone Open Source Linux Smartphone

UBports lead developer Marius Gripsgard has shared today on Twitter what it appears to be another groundbreaking move for the Ubuntu Touch project. While everyone is waiting for UBports to release the Ubuntu Touch OS for Purism's Librem 5 Linux...
Related topics: Linux, Ubuntu, Mobile Technology, Twitter, Social Media

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